Brave the cold with these BRRRilliant winter proposal ideas, brought to you by our very own snowmen and women!
Some of us are waiting impatiently for winter to be over, as we shiver and curse the cold air. Then there are those of us who cherish every moment that winter brings, enjoying each cozy second under our fuzzy blankets, warming up with our significant other by the light of Netflix, the falling snowflakes twinkling outside our window. There is only one thing that would bring extra sparkle to the already shimmering winter scene – a diamond ring and a ‘Yes.’
Winter Proposal Ideas and the Engagement Rings Behind Them
From surprise Christmas tree decorations to a glacial getaway, these customers have embraced the winter season, demonstrating some truly festive proposals.
Winter Proposal Ideas: Evergreen Engagements
The Couple: Tom & Marie | Parlin, New Jersey
The Story: Tom marked a Christmas tree ornament with the date of his winter proposal, and the two celebrated their engagement at a Christmas party. READ THE FULL STORY.
The Ring: Three-Stone Trillion and Pavé Diamond Engagement Ring
“I asked Marie if she noticed the date on the ornament… It didn’t dawn on her that I was proposing at that moment.” – Tom
The Couple: Lorelei & Kevin | Mount Olive, New Jersey
The Story: Kevin appointed Santa Claus himself to deliver the sparkling engagement ring. READ THE FULL STORY.
The Ring: French-Cut Pavé Set Diamond Engagement Ring
“Kevin got down on one knee and asked me to marry him in front of our daughter that magical Christmas night.” – Lorelei
The Couple: Ashley & Craig | Michigan City, Indiana
The Story: While shopping with his family for a Christmas tree, Craig asked Ashley to be his forever. Now there’s a fun winter proposal idea! READ THE FULL STORY.
The Ring: Four-Prong Comfort Fit Engagement Ring
“I’m still on cloud 9! We found the perfect tree, my boyfriend found the perfect ring, and I found the perfect man for me!” – Ashley
Winter Proposal Ideas: Feel Trips
The Couple: Alyssa & Joey | Providence, Rhode Island
The Story: After four years of dating, Joey proposed to Alyssa on a Valentine’s Day getaway, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire… wait for it… In. An. ICE CASTLE! How much more Frozen-esque can you get? READ THE FULL STORY.
The Ring: Channel Set Diamond Engagement Ring
“I opened the little red box and instantly came to tears. I fell into his arms with happiness and joy.” – Alyssa
The Couple: Chelsea & Patrick | Norfolk, England
The Story: Chelsea surprised Patrick with a trip to NYC, but little did she know that Patrick was planning his own surprise – a winter proposal on top of the Empire State Building! READ THE FULL STORY.
The Ring: Knife Edge Solitaire Engagement Ring
“He started to play one of my favorite songs, ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri, and then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him!!!” – Chelsea
The Couple: Jennifer & Hector | Denver, Colorado
The Story: Hector got down on one knee on a magical glacier lagoon in Iceland, with seals as his witness. READ THE FULL STORY.
The Ring: Diamond Split Shank Double Halo Pavé Engagement Ring
“The sky was covered in stunning pink light… Hector dropped to one knee, pulled out a ring, and asked me to be his wife.” – Jennifer
The Couple: Daynia & Colin | San Diego, California
The Story: On a family trip to a cozy cabin in Utah, Colin and Daynia took a break from their snowmobile ride, for the perfect winter proposal moment. READ THE FULL STORY.
The Ring: Princess Cut Pavé Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
“It was one of the most beautiful places in the world; so quiet, intimate, and peaceful.” – Daynia
The Couple: Courtney & Ian | Portland, Oregon
The Story: Courtney’s high school sweetheart used snowy mountains as the backdrop for his winter proposal. READ THE FULL STORY.
The Ring: Cushion Cut Pavé Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
“It was a winter wonderland – the most gorgeous place I have ever been! #LuckiestGirlAlive” – Courtney
Winter Proposal Ideas: Sentimental Snowbacks
The Couple: Meghan and Ian | Newmarket, New Hampshire
The Story: While sledding in the backyard of Meghan’s childhood home, Ian stopped to present Meghan with a shiny ring. READ THE FULL STORY.
The Ring: Six-Prong Comfort Fit Solitaire Engagement Ring
“Ian and I love winter and snow. I couldn’t have imagined a more magical or more ‘us’ proposal.” – Meghan
The Couple: Marcus & Grace | Chicago, Illinois
The Story: Marcus chose the restaurant where he first met Grace as the spot to pop the question. We love how sentimental this winter proposal idea is. READ THE FULL STORY.
The Ring: Twisted Shank Contemporary Solitaire Engagement Ring
“When Grace turned around, Marcus was on one knee. The details from there are blurry, but one thing we know is she said ‘of course!’” – Marcus & Grace
Ho-ho-hoping to pop the question this festive season? Fill your stocking with these Christmas proposal ideas.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published November 2017. It was updated November 2018.